My name is Aden Baker. I’m running for State Representative here in District 82 because I’m tired of the apathy that has infected our state government. As a state, our problems continue to pile up while our representatives in Columbus sit back and give themselves raises.
It’s time to break the cycle.
While my experience is short, I believe that I have what it takes to make positive change for the state of Ohio. I’m a lifelong resident of Paulding County. I’m a proud Democrat, a proud Christian, and a proud Ohioan. What I’m not is a career politician.
I didn’t start this campaign for personal gain (Trust me, running as a Democrat at 18 years old in a district that’s rated R+10 has afforded me no luxuries). I started this campaign because I believe that this state can do better. I’ve been given the opportunity to see our growing problems firsthand as a student during the Common Core era of teaching less and testing more. I’ve seen our drug crisis devastate families and claim lives. I’ve watched our roads and bridges deteriorate along with our economy. I’ve seen people and companies fleeing this region. I’ve watched our state bleed; and I’ve had enough.
It’s time for a new generation of leadership in Ohio. A new generation of politics fueled by common goals and common sense. Politics driven by compassion- not cash.
As your state representative, I promise to do everything in my power to combat the dire issues we face as a state. Our best days are still in front of us, but now it’s time to invest in our future.
I hope you’ll consider joining my campaign.